The talk of 2019 is how your business needs to go solar but do you truly know and understand the benefits of doing so? Solar energy for your business is no doubt a great decision. Not only will you provide long lasting and cost-effective energy for years to come, but you’ll also eliminate your electric bill and improve your bottom line instantly. Reducing your carbon footprint and not needing to worry about the constant increase in electric prices could very well be the best business decision you’ve ever made.
Did you know that solar panels work even in winter weather? Believe it or not, solar panels do better than you might think in the cold. Low temperatures won’t stop the panels converting available sunlight to power. The one Achilles heel for solar panels is cloudy weather. Although the system can still produce 10 – 25% of their typical output, the amount of production is less than during summer months of direct sunlight. Most solar panel systems are installed at an angle. This is by design so that snow will easily slide off on its own.
In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Company noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units, and advised AT&T to pull out. McKinsey was wrong, of course. There were more than 100 million cellular phones in use in 2000; there are billions now. Costs have fallen so far that even the poor — all over world — can afford a cellular phone.
More than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, nearly 80 percent of the island remains without power, and food and water can be tough to find. As we rally to help the survivors and look to rebuild, we owe it to the victims there and in hurricane-ravaged Texas, Florida and elsewhere in the Caribbean to build more resilient infrastructure and prevent and reduce such destruction.